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Interview with Big John Bates.

Interview with Big John Bates.

1. Hi John. First off, can you introduce yourself, your band and dancers? You can call me John - I play a big Gretsch guitar and do the main vocals - I also do most of the songwriting. The band really began when sCare-oline (upright... Posted: Sep 8, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Big John Bates, The VOODOO DOLLZ Burlesque
Jazz Sextet Continues To Groove

Jazz Sextet Continues To Groove

She’s been at it for 35 years, but Toni Blodgett’s love of jazz continues to fuel her band’s unique blend of what she calls “more traditional” music. What it really means is her group has access to a vast repertoire of jazz tunes and has develo Posted: Jun 25, 2016
Author: Tim Collins
Published by: VicNews
In this Article Artist(s) CanUS Hot Jazz Band
Video keeps levidrome front of mind

Video keeps levidrome front of mind

Video by Lola Parks keeps levidrome front of mind. Victoria boy's word continues to gain momentum online. Lucky Budd, father of Levi Budd, campaigns to get "levidrome" in the dictionary. Posted: Jan 29, 2018
Author: Christine van Reeuwyk
Published by: Victoria News, Black Press
In this Article Artist(s) Lola Parks

Vancougar - “Canadian Tuxedo” CD/LP release party

w/ The Tranzmitors / Master Apes / Los Tycoons The Biltmore Cabaret July 11th, 2008 Mmmm! The Biltmore, with its refurbished red booths, red lights, cavernous mystery – once the most depressing waste of space in Mt. Pleasant, it is... Posted: Jul 17, 2008
Author: David Bertrand
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
In this Article Artist(s) Vancougar, The Tranzmitors, Master Apes, Los Tycoons Resource(s): The Biltmore Cabaret
Deb Rhymer is dedicated to the blues

Deb Rhymer is dedicated to the blues

Deb Rhymer has worn numerous hats over the years, from Bette Midler impersonator to daycare operator. But the one that fits her best is blues booster. Rhymer, a Victoria native, spends almost all her waking hours dedicated to blues, eith... Posted: Apr 30, 2016
Author: Mike Devlin
In this Article Artist(s) Deb Rhymer (Hunt), The Deb Rhymer Band
Still Blue CD Review

Still Blue CD Review

Bill Johnson contributes eight originals to his Still Blue, each one a fine example of a contemporary blues song, not merely a retread of a familiar 12 bar theme, and each sung in his evocative voice. The variety of approaches, from the sne... Posted: Jan 8, 2015
Author: Tom Hyslop
Published by: Blues Revue Magazine June/July 2011
In this Article Artist(s) Bill Johnson

The Pack AD / Cadaver Dogs / The TVees / Valerie Graham

The Pack AD / Cadaver Dogs / The TVees / Valerie Graham ANZA Club June 20th, 2008 Dave Bertrand So we swagger in with our free stamps and I'm feelin' good – old friends in the house, old friends at the bar, fist of beer; I enjoy the... Posted: Jun 27, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Dave Bertrand
In this Article Artist(s) Cadaver Dogs, The Pack A.D., VALERIE GRAHAM, The TVees Resource(s): The Anza Club

Jon and Roy at Sugar Nightclub

Zoubi Arros heads up Zoubi And The Sea, which balances folk, funk, jazz, and pop, along with a healthy dose of sexy during their incredible cover of Queens of the Stone Age’s Make It Wit Chu. Posted: Dec 14, 2018
Author: Webmeister Bud
Published by: Rocktographers
In this Article Artist(s) Jon and Roy, Zoubi Arros, The Wild Romantics

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra charm hometown crowd

Victoria’s Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra recently played Upstairs Cabaret here in their hometown of Victoria with locals Compassion Gorilla and Carousels opening up. There was a strong sense of community and no shortage of dancing at the ... Posted: Oct 20, 2014
Author: Matt O'Connor
Published by: Nexus
In this Article Artist(s) Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra
“Fergot Mu\' Biscuits:” On the Deathstar Tour with The Pack A.D. (Part One!)

“Fergot Mu' Biscuits:” On the Deathstar Tour with The Pack A.D. (Part One!)

These gals...crazy. Vancouver to Toronto for a single gig. Fly home. Immediately pack the tour van. Cross the border at night. Drive 15 hours to a poorly attended Monday night show in Denver. Who does that? The Pack A.D., mofo, that's who.... Posted: May 6, 2008
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: David Bertrand
In this Article Artist(s) The Pack A.D. Resource(s): sxsw

Arts council's new mapping project Speaks Easy about Cowichan's rich culture

Remember the Glass Castle? The former local oddity is a perfect example of an addition to the virtual mapping among Cowichan's arts, culture and heritage attractions sought for the Cowichan Valley Arts Council's Cowichan Culture Speaks E... Posted: Nov 22, 2013
Published by: Cowichan News Leader
Author: Peter Rusland
In this Article Resource(s): Cowichan Valley Arts Council
VIctoria Musicians Stage Tribute to Gord Downie

VIctoria Musicians Stage Tribute to Gord Downie

Victoria musicians stage tribute to Gord Downie. Proceeds benefit Cool Aid Society and BC Cancer Agency. Interview with Lola Parks. Show organized by James Kasper of Mighty Speck Records. Posted: Jan 29, 2018
Author: Kristyn Anthony
Published by: Victoria News, Black Press
In this Article Artist(s) Lola Parks, James Kasper, Mothertrucker, Chris Andres , Blake Andison, The Lost Talkers
Interview with Dope Soda

Interview with Dope Soda

Interview with Dope Soda was done in June, 2012 by D'Arcy Briggs Ska Fest: When and where do you guys meet? When did you decide to form the band?   Dope Soda: Well Dope Soda was a project I have been wanting to do for a v... Posted: Oct 31, 2012
In this Article Artist(s) D'Arcy Briggs, Dope Soda

Obituary - Will Datené

Willy (Will) Datené March 5, 1948 to November 5. 2018 On November 5, my beloved husband Will passed away suddenly. He was predeceased by his mother, Maria, and his father Leo. Will is survived by his wife, Tricia; his brother, Ludwig, ... Posted: Dec 16, 2018
Published by: Submitted to CowichanCulture.ca
Author: Tricia
In this Article Artist(s) Will Datené
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The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division